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general norman schwarzkopf, who led the 1991 desert storm operation has di died in tampa florida. schwarzkopf when his outside personality and booming voice became a household name as america americans push iraqi forced out of kuwait. he was only the ninth u.s. general to be knighted. george h.w. bush called the general a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. the white house today says president obama is keeping a close eye on a possible strike by longshoremen. union leaders for nearly 15,000 dock workers at every port from texas to maine say they'll walk off the job on sunday. we asked anna werner to find out how a strike would hurt the u.s. economy. >> reporter: the port of houston handles 42 million tons of cargo every year. it extended its hours this week to try and get shipments in and out before a strike can bring the port to a standstill. jim gillis is vice president of gulf intermodal services, a container trucking company. >> we've seen a dramatic increase in volumes and congestion as a result.
norman schwarzkopf passed away yesterday. he was 78 years old. lou is joining us from connecticut. conversation about the fiscal cliff. now down to the wire. caller: washington, d.c., the belly of the beast. we have a $16 trillion deficit right now. we have the deficit because of social security, medicaid, medicare, welfare, food stamps -- all policies put into effect by the democratic party. everything is socialism. thomas jefferson said it best -- the republic is doomed. people sacrifice -- i'm a libertarian. i am more objective. i'm not a republican or democrats. i have to wonder if i want to live in this country. 29% of americans got some kind of assistance when ronald reagan was president. i have to consider and i'm considering moving to a tropical island and watching america go down the drain. we need to abolish social security, medicare, and medicaid. host: i will stop you there. we appreciate your thoughts. joseph says -- will go back to stay but by the president on the passing of norman schwarzkopf. host: "his legacy will e ndure." back to your calls. caller: good morning
. obviously, that was general norman schwarzkopf on the screen who passed away yesterday. i have a lasting memory of general schwarzkopf who served in the war in vietnam as well as obviously gulf storm i. there was a woman from iowa, her name was peg mullan. she wrote a book about the death of her son, michael mullen. the name of the book was "friendly fire." and norman schwarzkopf was the battalion commander, then a kernconcer colonel, and she was so approachable to peg mullan, so human in his relations with peg mullan to sought to find out how her son was killed in vietnam. he died from friendly fire, which means he was killed in the confines of his own unit from shrapnel from american weapons fired, but it was so impressive to read about then the colonel, later to become norman schwarzkopf general, "time's" man of the year, so human. and just that clip we showed right then, compared to a lot of military officials who we see on tv, an actual human being who could emote. i hope i don't make a mistake, things like that. interesting, at least to me. >> very interesting. i grew up. i was in
. >>> also, retired general norman schwarzkopf has died at the age of 78. he's being remembered as one of the greatest military figures in u.s. history. more on his remarkable life coming up. >>> also ahead, it happened again. a man shoved to his death in front of a new york city subway train. this time, the suspect is a woman. we will have the details. >>> and later, we'll look back at how we covered the biggest stories from 2012, from golden moments at the olympics to the hard-fought race for the white house and the unimaginable damage from superstorm sandy and more. >>> we'll start with another winter storm getting ready to wallop a large swath of the country. maria larosa has the details. >> it places like arkansas just a few days ago under blizzard warnings. now we're talking about freezing rain advisories. also, the winter weather advisories. you see the advisories stretch back into the ohio valley, back into the northeast. that's basically the trail of the snow with this next system. so over the next 24 to 48 hours we'll see it develop. it will continue through the south with th
as a liberator, not a conqueror. tributes pouring in for general norman schwarzkopf. he died yesterday in tampa, florida. he became a household name in the '90s when he led coalition forces in first gulf war. he once told larry king he hated war. president obama called schwarzkopf's death the loss of an american original. norman schwarzkopf was 78. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will be back in the office next week. clinton has been recuperating at home from a stomach flu and a concussion suffered when she fainted and fell. her doctors have told her not to travel overseas for the next few weeks. but she is expected to testify before congress on the september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >>> put the harps back in the closet. that's the word from former president george h.w. bush's chief of staff. she says the condition of the 88-year-old former president is not dire. his family is expressing confidence that he will soon be released from an intensive care unit. he's been treated for a high fever at a houston hospital. >>> with the nation reeling from the tragedy in new
on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> retired general norman schwarzkopf has died. he gained national attention in 1991 when he led operation desert storm which liberated kuwait after the iraq invasion. his sister says that he died of complications from complicationsfromschwarzkopf known as " storm and norman " retired the temple after serving as commander in chief of the u.s. central command there. general s chwarzkopf was 78 years old. >> will be right back. >> more on our developing new laws. three homicides in oakland overnight. will tran is live. >> the police have been here several hours and they're focusing on one particular house. i spoke with a man who stated that he saw whole thing. he stated that he heard over two dozen rounds fired. after the shots were fired he stated that the suspects ran away. the names of the victims have not been released. we do not know what the motive is behind the shooting. no suspect description has been released. >> the other big story that we are keeping track of right now is the week can weather forecast. >> storm tracker 4 show
on new year's eve. >> retired general norman schwarzkopf has died. he gained national attention in 1991 when he led operation desert storm which liberated kuwait after the i iraqi invasion. his sister said he died of complications from pneumonia. schwartz cough known as storm and norman retired to tampa after serving as commander-in- chief of u.s. general u.s. central command there. he was 78 years old. >> police in new york city are searching for a woman they say pushed a man to his death on a subway platform. witnesses say the woman was talking to herself and pasting on the seven train platform and queens. they said they plan she pushed the man on to the tracks as it pulled into the station and then she ran away. police say the man was struck by the first arm pinned down by the second and has not been identified. their canvassing the area to try to find the woman. this is the second time this is happen in a month. we will be back in two minutes as the kron4 news continues. i live look at the james lick freeway with clouds moving in but traffic is still light. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the
, juliet. let's talk about some of his greatest achievements. >> norman schwarzkopf was a american hero i never had the privilege of working for him myself. he was the right man in the right place at the right time for desert storm he was one of those increasingly rare generals who won his war. apart from the brilliant military operation desert storm. his real contribution. his unique contribution is that because he grew up in the middle east and spent time there he he understood the mentality and culture. he was able to per said the sad did is to allow half a million on the soil of saudi arabia without which the campaign wouldn't have worked. beyond that, he was an officer who really understood that sometimes you have to fight in vietnam he was courageous officer with three silver stars and other awards for battlefield heroism not just for pushing papers. schwarzkopf did anger people. >> juliet: storm minute norman. >> his thought was i don't have time for fools. if i can win this war and bring most of my soldiers home i don't care who likes me. as far as i'm concerned that's the attitud
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